Category: Community

Proclamation for inaugural Aurora Pride Parade

A proclamation for the inaugural Aurora Pride Parade Sunday is held by co-chair of the parade, Kimberly Adams at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday evening. Gwyn Ciesla, left is co-chair, second from left is Richard Irvin, mayor of Aurora, and right is Chuck Adams. Other proclamations were presented for...

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One Year Later

Tom Skilling, WGN-TV meteorologist and West Aurora High School graduate, offers remarks at U.S. congressman Bill Foster’s seminar Saturday on a one-year anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal from Paris Climate Change Accord. The event was at the One E. Benton Building, the former Aurora Public Library building, in Aurora. Foster...

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KAT Service to expand to part of Montgomery

Kendall Area Transit (KAT), in conjunction with the Village of Montgomery, will expand service for Kendall County residents of the village of Montgomery to begin Sunday, July 1. KAT will provide general transit services to all Kendall County locations, plus specific medical locations outside of Kendall County, with rides which...

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Annual “Warm Fuzzies” community-service project

Aurora Area Retired Teachers Association (AARTA) members peruse the more than 111 fleece blankets and quilts which were hand-crafted in an annual “Warm Fuzzies” community-service project. From left are Dick Schindel, Aurora, AARTA president; Linda Weiss, Batavia; Eva Balek, Aurora, project coordinator; and Marilyn Ruby, Geneva. Blankets were collected at...

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Montini Catholic High School girls softball team State champion

Montini Catholic High School girls softball team poses outside of the school in Lombard following a Class 3A State championship in East Peoria last weekend. Montini rallied to defeat Kaneland, 15-8, in the championship game. Click here to see the article by Bobby Narang. Montini Catholic photo...

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Reader’s Voice: Free steak dinner to veterans June 22

June 8, 2018 Dear editor; The Kendall County Salute to Veterans wishes to show its appreciation for all veterans and active duty military by treating them to a free steak dinner, June 22 at the Kendall County Fairgrounds, 10826 IL Route 71, Yorkville. The dinner will be served from 5:30...

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Parkland students showing political strength since shooting

Last of two parts J.J. McCorvey of Fast Company magazine continues his updates of the fatal shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School in Parkland, Fla.. “The movement’s strength resides in the roughly four million Americans who will turn 18 this year and be able to influence the midterm...

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West Aurora Concerned Citizens Group Will Meet June 20

West Aurora Concerned Citizens June 20 The West Aurora Concerned Citizens Neighborhood Group will hold its June meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 at West Aurora Plaza, 5th Ward Community Room. The Guest speaker will be Anna Payton, Aurora’s new Animal Control & Care manager. She will discuss any...

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Oswego Community Conversations at 3 sites

Each Summer, the village government of Oswego will be host to a series of Community Conversations, to give residents opportunities to talk one-on-one with staff members and elected officials in their neighborhoods. Community Conversations this Summer will be at three locations in Oswego: • Thursday, June 21, Fox Chase Elementary,...

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Oswego P.D. plans July Fourth enforcement

The Oswego Police Department announces its plans for July Fourth traffic enforcement with a focus on drunk and unbuckled drivers. The crackdown will run from June 25 through July 8 to encompass the Independence Day holiday. The Oswego Police Department will join the Illinois State Police and more than 150...

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Aurora Regional Fire Museum expands hours

For the first time in more than two years, the Aurora Regional Fire Museum will expand its operational hours. Summer hours at the Fire Museum will run through Labor Day. During this time, the Museum will expand its hours to include Wednesdays. The Museum will be open for visitors to...

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Blues on the Fox’s 22nd year in Aurora

Downtown Aurora’s Blues on the Fox will be back for its 22nd year with a lineup of both longtime favorites and fresh talent. Performances will be Friday and Saturday at RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway in downtown Aurora, the idyllic venue. Jammin’ blues music, cold beer, delicious festival food and...

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Aurora Area CVB wins 2018 Reader’s Choice Award

The Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Aurora Area Sports Alliance are the winners of a 2018 Reader’s Choice Award given by Sports Destination Management magazine. The Aurora Area CVB was selected by readers of Sports Destination Management as a “Favorite Small Market Destination” for its outstanding...

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Seeking Nominations For Sept. 7 Roots Aurora festival awards

Individuals who have helped to preserve their ethnic traditions within Aurora by sharing with the community at large and/or by teaching younger generations, may be considered for a Cultural Champion Award at the 2018 Roots Aurora festival, to be held 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, on the...

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Kiwanis Club of Aurora Spring 2018 grant awardees

Nonprofit organizations pose for a photo at Kiwanis Club of Aurora Tuesday at Prisco Community Center in Aurora. Kiwanis Club introduced the Spring 2018 grant awardees. From left are: Patricia Rangel and Lisa Simoncelli-Bulak, Benavides Steam Academy; Brandie Anderson, 4 Paws for Ability; Margo Schmitt, East Aurora School District 131;...

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Request: Emotional-support chickens in Montgomery

Montgomery resident Luke Villotti spoke at the Montgomery Village Board meeting Monday regarding his emotional-support chickens in the back yard of his home in the 2900 block of Shetland Lane. He said there has been a lot of conjecture, misinformation, and bias about his emotional-support animals. He said he served...

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Comment on City of Aurora government housing codes

Aurora resident Rick Lawrence thanks mayor of Aurora Richard Irvin and city of Aurora employees at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday. He said many homes in his neighborhood around Aurora University have been used as rooming houses and run as businesses since 2007. He said the current code allows...

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Business future at Montgomery Economic Development Corporation event

The Montgomery Economic Development Corporation and Country Financial teamed up to provide an informative lunch-and-learn event recently that provided business owners ways to help prepare business for the future. Key topics included insurance for the top staff members and owners of the company, and the proper structure of the business....

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Summer Reading Challenge under way at all Aurora Public Library branches

By Anthony Stanford –  There’s not a student within shouting distance who doesn’t know that the school year has officially ended. However, for students who haven’t heard, the Aurora Public Library (APL) Summer Reading Challenge is just getting started. This year’s theme is, “Reading Takes You Everywhere.” The Summer Reading...

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